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Blog
June 30, 2020

Coronavirus, an Emergent Curriculum

I decided to begin my emergent curriculum paired with our elementary school’s initial response to the shelter in place mandate: What is a community helper? Who is a community helper?  How can you be a community helper?

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Blog
June 18, 2020

Tell Families, “We See You and We Value Your Contribution"

Dr. Brian Wright asks teachers to let families, especially Black and brown families, know that they are seen and their contributions to their children's learning are valued.

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Authored by: Brian L. Wright, PhD
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

The Reading Chair: July 2020

This issues recommended books and favorite reads

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. Understanding Children’s Sense of Identity: The Life and Work of Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark (1917–1983)

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Grace Jepkemboi, Annette Mohan, Lois McFadyen Christensen
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

Talking, Reading, Singing, and Rhyming: Tips for Fostering Literacy in Infancy

Early indications suggest that Goslings improves families’ confidence in interacting with their infants and supports infants in getting the level of stimulation they need (which varies greatly from day to day).

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Authored by: Rebecca Dowling, Lisa Shanty, Susan Sonnenschein, Brenda Hussey-Gardner
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Margarita Marichal
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Young Children
June 16, 2020

NAEYC Member Spotlight: Margarita Marichal

Margarita Marichal has experienced many different kinds of classrooms and approaches to early childhood education during her career.
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Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

Words Matter: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Asset-Informed Care

While it is critical that educators are able to recognize and acknowledge children's and families' painful experiences, this work needs to expand beyond the focus on trauma-laden concepts to highlight and build on children's and families' assets.

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Authored by: Ellen Galinsky
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Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

Exclusionary Discipline Practices in Early Childhood

When hearing the words suspension and expulsion, most people do not think about children 5 and under. However, young children in state-funded preschool settings are expelled at three times the rate of K–12 students, as private school students.

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Authored by: Sarah C. Wymer, Amanda P. Williford, Ann S. Lhospital
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Article
Young Children
June 16, 2020

Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Yourself

This article is excerpted from NAEYC’s upcoming book Trauma and Young Children: Teaching Strategies to Support and Empower Children, by Sarah Erdman, Laura J. Colker, and Elizabeth C. Winter. The book will be published in August 2020.

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Authored by: Sarah Erdman, ​Laura J. Colker, Elizabeth C. Winter
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